Whenner Rd man fined $47K on drug charges


Twenty-seven-year-old Glenroy Anthony Fletcher of Whenner Road, was today convicted and fined $47,000 in the St. Johns Magistrate’s Court, for smuggling 2 ¾ pounds of cannabis into the country.

The court heard that on Wednesday, 9th August, members of the Police K-9 Unit were conducting a routine search at Deep Water Harbour, when the handler was alerted to a cardboard box by one of the K-9 dogs.

A search was carried out on the box and two brown teddy bears were found among baby items, stuffed with Cannabis.

The box with the drugs was seized and taken to Police Headquarters, where investigations continued into the matter. An intelligence led operation by Narcotics Police on Tuesday, resulted in Fletcher being arrested and taken into custody. He was charged with possession of 2 ¾ pounds of cannabis, importation and being concerned in supplying cannabis.

He appeared before Magistrate Conliff Clarke and pleaded guilty to all charges and was convicted and fined $25,000 forthwith for importation, or ten months in prison. For possession, he was fined $11,000 forthwith or six months in prison; while on the charge of being concerned in supplying of cannabis, he was fined $11,000 forthwith or eight months in prison. His sentences are to run concurrently.

Meanwhile, Derrick Arnold George and Huganjah Derrick George both of Christian Valley, were committed to stand trial in the September Assizes for possession of 29 ½ pounds of cannabis, possession of cannabis with intent to supply, and cultivation of 500 cannabis plants.

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  1. Why, why are we still here?!

    IF we are decriminalizing towards legalizing cannabis; why are we still arresting and charging ppl? Why don’t we just waive all these cannabis cases?

  2. Marijuana is a gate way drug to cocaine. Many of these respected rastas talking bout legalise herb are hitting cocaine. FACT! Smoking causes cancer and weed kills brain cells.

    • Please shut up. Because if it was so much of a gateway drug to cocaine, Antigua would’ve had an epidemic in which they wouldn’t have any idea on how to control it. What you to focus on is the crime and very the high unemployment rate. People are being forced to do unspeakable things to survive.

  3. Washington Bramble, I know you are an educated man; who thinks for himself. So let’s just forget for a moment all the garbage the system have taught us all and research for ourselves.

    We can safely believe the opposite of what the prohibitionists says about Marijuana/Cannabis.

    I will ask yourself and anyone who wishes to answer. And without looking up the definition, I am sure most people will get it wrong. WHAT IS MARIJUANA/CANNABIS???!



  4. Washington bramble boyfriend must be using crack now because he has been smoking marijuana for quite some time now

  5. Badness , you got AIDS through bulling right? Show your picture. You are probably a fish! All y’all need to do is tump me in ma mouth. Y’all can only chat here under aliases.

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